Bubba Watson wins Masters

Bubba Watson is an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour.
Bubba Watson is an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour. (CBS Photo)

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

AUGUSTA, Ga.— Thirty-five-year-old Bubba Watson held off a surging, young Jordan Spieth to win his second green jacket in three years at the Augusta National Golf Club Sunday, April 13.

Watson entered the third round the 36-hole leader and appeared well on his way to his second Masters title. However, after a bogey at the par-4 third hole, it looked like the former Georgia Bulldog was in for a long day.

Watson then fired off four birdies and finished three under on the front nine. Watson bogeyed the 10th, carded pars on 11 and 12 and birded 13. He finished with a 69 on the day and an 8-under-par 280 for the tournament.

Spieth, 20, and Jonas Blixt knocked on the door all afternoon, yet Watson’s driver and stellar touch around the greens was too much for the field

Spieth, who was trying to become the youngest Masters winner, was tied with Watson at -5 going into the final round. Spieth finished tied with Blixt at 5 under for a share of second.

Miguel Angel Jimenez, 50, finished fourth. Fifty-four-year-old Fred Couples—the 1992 champion—began the day in the hunt before finishing with a share of 20th.

Leaderboard

1 Bubba Watson -8 69 68 74 69 280 $1,620,000 600
T2 Jonas Blixt -5 70 71 71 71 283 $792,000 270
T2 Jordan Spieth -5 71 70 70 72 283 $792,000 270
4 Miguel Jimenez -4 71 76 66 71 284 $432,000 0
T5 Rickie Fowler -2 71 75 67 73 286 $342,000 115
T5 Matt Kuchar -2 73 71 68 74 286 $342,000 115
7 Lee Westwood -1 73 71 70 73 287 $301,500 100
T8 Bernhard Langer E 72 74 73 69 288 $234,000 80
T8 Jimmy Walker E 70 72 76 70 288 $234,000 80
T8 Rory McIlroy E 71 77 71 69 288 $234,000 80
T8 John Senden E 72 68 75 73 288 $234,000 80
T8 Kevin Stadler E 70 73 72 73 288 $234,000 80
T8 Thomas Bjorn E 73 68 73 74 288 $234,000 0
T14 Stewart Cink +1 73 72 76 68 289 $148,500 58
T14 Jamie Donaldson +1 73 70 76 70 289 $148,500 0
T14 Henrik Stenson +1 73 72 74 70 289 $148,500 58
T14 Adam Scott +1 69 72 76 72 289 $148,500 58
T14 Justin Rose +1 76 70 69 74 289 $148,500 58
T14 Jim Furyk +1 74 68 72 75 289 $148,500 58
T20 Bill Haas +2 68 78 74 70 290 $101,160 49
T20 Chris Kirk +2 75 72 71 72 290 $101,160 49
T20 Jason Day +2 75 73 70 72 290 $101,160 49
T20 Ian Poulter +2 76 70 70 74 290 $101,160 49
T20 Fred Couples +2 71 71 73 75 290 $101,160 49
25 Louis Oosthuizen +3 69 75 75 72 291 $79,200 46
T26 Joost Luiten +4 75 73 77 67 292 $66,600 0
T26 Hunter Mahan +4 74 72 74 72 292 $66,600 43
T26 Steven Bowditch +4 74 72 74 72 292 $66,600 43
T26 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano +4 75 69 74 74 292 $66,600 43
T26 Gary Woodland +4 70 77 69 76 292 $66,600 43
T31 Martin Kaymer +5 75 72 73 73 293 $55,800 39
T31 Russell Henley +5 73 70 75 75 293 $55,800 39
T31 Steve Stricker +5 72 73 73 75 293 $55,800 39
T34 Stephen Gallacher +6 71 72 81 70 294 $48,600 0
T34 K.J. Choi +6 70 75 78 71 294 $48,600 36
T34 Jose Maria Olazabal +6 74 74 73 73 294 $48,600 36
T37 Brandt Snedeker +7 70 74 80 71 295 $40,500 32
T37 Brendon de Jonge +7 74 72 76 73 295 $40,500 32
T37 Thongchai Jaidee +7 73 74 75 73 295 $40,500 0
T37 Billy Horschel +7 75 72 75 73 295 $40,500 32
T37 Vijay Singh +7 75 71 74 75 295 $40,500 32
T42 Lucas Glover +8 75 69 77 75 296 $34,200 29
T42 Kevin Streelman +8 72 71 74 79 296 $34,200 29
T44 Mike Weir +9 73 72 79 73 297 $27,972 25
T44 Sandy Lyle +9 76 72 76 73 297 $27,972 25
T44 Nick Watney +9 72 75 76 74 297 $27,972 25
T44 Thorbjorn Olesen +9 74 72 76 75 297 $27,972 25
T44 Darren Clarke +9 74 74 73 76 297 $27,972 25
49 Oliver Goss +10 76 71 76 75 298 $0 0
50 Francesco Molinari +11 71 76 76 76 299 $23,400 0
51 Larry Mize +16 74 72 79 79 304 $22,680 20
Ryan Moore CUT 77 72 149 $10,000 0
Sang-Moon Bae CUT 72 77 149 $10,000 0
Sergio Garcia CUT 74 75 149 $10,000 0
Luke Donald CUT 79 70 149 $10,000 0
Marc Leishman CUT 70 79 149 $10,000 0
Victor Dubuisson CUT 74 75 149 $10,000 0
Phil Mickelson CUT 76 73 149 $10,000 0
Ernie Els CUT 75 74 149 $10,000 0
Webb Simpson CUT 74 75 149 $10,000 0
Charl Schwartzel CUT 73 76 149 $10,000 0
Matthew Fitzpatrick CUT 76 73 149 $0 0
D.A. Points CUT 78 72 150 $10,000 0
Harris English CUT 74 76 150 $10,000 0
Ian Woosnam CUT 77 73 150 $10,000 0
Graeme McDowell CUT 72 78 150 $10,000 0
Zach Johnson CUT 78 72 150 $10,000 0
Ken Duke CUT 75 76 151 $10,000 0
Dustin Johnson CUT 77 74 151 $10,000 0
John Huh CUT 75 76 151 $10,000 0
Hideki Matsuyama CUT 80 71 151 $10,000 0
Matt Jones CUT 74 78 152 $10,000 0
Graham Delaet CUT 80 72 152 $10,000 0
Derek Ernst CUT 76 76 152 $10,000 0
Mark O’Meara CUT 75 77 152 $10,000 0
David Lynn CUT 78 74 152 $10,000 0
Angel Cabrera CUT 78 74 152 $10,000 0
Matteo Manassero CUT 71 81 152 $10,000 0
Patrick Reed CUT 73 79 152 $10,000 0
Branden Grace CUT 84 69 153 $10,000 0
Trevor Immelman CUT 79 74 153 $10,000 0
Keegan Bradley CUT 75 78 153 $10,000 0
Roberto Castro CUT 73 80 153 $10,000 0
Chang-woo Lee CUT 80 73 153 $0 0
Y.E. Yang CUT 77 77 154 $10,000 0
Jason Dufner CUT 80 74 154 $10,000 0
Scott Stallings CUT 75 80 155 $10,000 0
Matt Every CUT 77 78 155 $10,000 0
Jordan Niebrugge CUT 81 74 155 $0 0
Boo Weekley CUT 73 83 156 $10,000 0
Garrick Porteous CUT 76 80 156 $0 0
Tim Clark CUT 79 78 157 $10,000 0
Peter Hanson CUT 78 81 159 $10,000 0
Craig Stadler CUT 82 77 159 $10,000 0
Tom Watson CUT 78 81 159 $10,000 0
Michael McCoy CUT 78 83 161 $0 0
Ben Crenshaw CUT 83 85 168 $10,000 0